News and Upcoming Events
E&E Seminar: Soil biota as drivers of exotic plant invasions by Ray Callaway, University of Montana (John Lussenhop Memorial Talk)
LIN Seminar: Genetic and behavioral dissection of pain neural circuits, Ishmail Abdus-Saboor, University of Pennsylvania
MCDB Seminar: Fishing for mechanisms of spinal cord regeneration, Dr. Mayssa Mokalled, Washington University School of Medicine
MCDB Seminar: Identifying Cardiac Glycoside Biosynthesis Genes in Erysimum Cheiranthoides (Treacle Mustard), by Dr. Georg Jander, Professor, Cornell University
Two Bios Faculty Members Awarded 2019 Silver Circle Award For Teaching
Dr. Robert Paul Malchow
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Silver Circles: 3
Years at UIC: 32
What is your advice to graduating students?
“Use what you have learned at UIC and elsewhere to brighten people’s lives, in whatever career you have chosen. Try to specifically plan a career and a life that betters the lives of those around you while meeting your own goals and desires. Finally, keep in mind that random acts of kindness go far farther than you might think — spread them around often”https://today.uic.edu/silver-circles-robert-paul-malchow|
Clinical Associate Professor of Biological Sciences and Director of James Woodworth Prairie
Silver Circles: 5
Years at UIC: 20
What does it mean to win this award from the graduating seniors?
“I am tremendously honored by this award because it is an unequivocal affirmation of what I am doing here. My hope is that, by my teaching, I inspire students to follow their intellectual passions and take that knowledge to whatever discipline follows their education here”https://today.uic.edu/silver-circles-alan-molumby|
#1825 Students declared BioS majors for the Fall '18 semester. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences showed a record enrollment gain of nearly 4% from last year.
73rd US News & World Report, UIC's Department of Biological Sciences graduate program moved up two places in the ranking to 73rd nationally.